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Simon of Cyrene and Mary McLeod Bethune: A Lenten Reflection

In the stories I heard growing up, Simon of Cyrene was a black man. While the association may stem from Cyrene’s location in North Africa (modern-day Libya), its power lies in racial experience. Black folk claim Simon with reference not to geography but to identity. Simon’s... read more »

Posted by Jeania Ree Moore on March 21, 2017

A Monument for the Living

The Vietnam Women’s Memorial stands as a testament to the service and sacrifice of American women in the Vietnam War. Weighing one ton and standing over six feet tall, the life-size bronze sculpture honors the 265,000 women who volunteered to serve in the Vietnam War, the majority as nurses... read more »

Posted by Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe on March 16, 2017

The Band of Brothers and Sisters

This mural is located right before we enter into the worship hall of the First United Methodist Church in Flushing, NY. The images within the cross represent a campaign we began last year called the ‘Band of Brothers & Sisters.’ The ‘bands’ inspiration and heart came... read more »

Posted by Rev. Chongho James Kim on March 08, 2017

Fellows Blog Weeks 3 & 4

From Caroline Mutsago My project which I am working on during this fellowship is developing and compiling pastoral resources to use on Ending Child Marriages, Human Trafficking, HIV and AIDS, Maternal and Reproductive Health, Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence. As I was working on the content of the pastoral resources,... read more »

Posted by Katie Monfortte on March 08, 2017

Reflections on Transfiguration

As the Christian cycle moves from the winter light of Epiphany toward the spring light of Lent days grow longer and nights shorter. In this gradual movement the signs of light are varied in their beauty and clarity. Some light glimmers like the new fake candles that are a little... read more »

Posted by Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe on February 26, 2017

Church and Society Fellows Blog Weeks 6 and 7

Hye-In Lee All that DC has to offer Washington, DC is the center of the United States federal goverment which has three branches that include the Congress, the President, and Supreme Court. I wanted to experience these 3 branches of the US government while here in DC.  I have visited... read more »

Posted by Katie Monfortte on November 03, 2016

Church and Society Fellow visits UN office

This week I visited the office of General Board of Church and Society in New York City. The purpose of my travel was to understand the work I am doing that is related to Global Migration issues and to see how the office functions with other agencies and NGOs at... read more »

Posted by Katie Monfortte on October 20, 2016

Church and Society Fellows Blog Continued

Hye-In Lee shares  Where I come from the possession of arms is not permitted The issue I was most passionate about this week was gun violence which is important to deal with nowadays because we often hear about it a lot in the news. I personally did not have... read more »

Posted by Katie Monfortte on October 19, 2016

Church and Society Fellows Blog

Read about the work and happenings of our Church and Society Fellows. Update from Hye-In Lee When I was working as an intern in Korea and in Japan, I sometimes had difficult time at the workplace because I was not able to know what is going on today, or this... read more »

Posted by Katie Monfortte on October 06, 2016

Meet our Church and Society Fellows!

This fall we are pleased to welcome our first cohort of Church and Society Fellows. Each fellow has the opportunity to work with the staff of Church and Society full-time on a project. Fellows are required to do weekly reading, check-ins and blogging to reflect on their experience of living... read more »

Posted by tbruckbauer on September 29, 2016

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